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Migration Trail podcast

12 EpisodesProduced by Alison KillingWebsite

Migration Trail: the project that uses maps, data and audio to join the dots of a story spread across Europe and beyond.

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Day 10 - Work-in-Progress

November 29th, 2017


Significant numbers of people feel forced to make dangerous journeys to get to Europe, and many lose their lives along the way. The situation shows little sign of changing, so long as the border, asylum and immigration …

Day 9 - Hidden Costs

November 28th, 2017


Tighter borders lead to an increase in irregular migration, which then leads to even more border controls. But what also increases with that are …

Day 8 - Welcome to Calais

November 27th, 2017


There are bottlenecks at many key staging points throughout Europe, where people’s journeys are paused for a few days, weeks, or even months. And in many of these places – Idomeni, Subotica, Foggia – people begin to …

Day 7 - Acceptance

November 26th, 2017


As the countries surrounding Italy and Greece close their borders, people have begun to find themselves stuck in a variety of ‘temporary’ …

Day 6 - Hanging On

November 25th, 2017


In late summer 2015, Abdurrahman and his family engaged smugglers to take them on the next step of their journey through Hungary. A year later, …

Day 5 - Narrowing Options

November 24th, 2017


Abdurrahman's journey through the Balkans was difficult, but easier than it would be to do now. Through late 2015 and early 2016 the borders closed, …

Day 4 - Safety

November 23rd, 2017


When questions about who deserves to claim asylum are raised, they’re often heavily qualified. There's a dizzying array of terms: refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, economic migrants... Is there a difference? Aren't …

Day 3 - Land

November 22nd, 2017


Even once you’ve arrived in the EU, the trip is far from over. For most people arriving in Greece and Italy in 2015 and early 2016, those countries …

Day 2 - The Sea

November 21st, 2017


The Mediterranean Sea is the world’s most dangerous migration route. The crossing between Turkey and Greece is shorter, but also risky. Once in the …

Day 1 - Passage

November 20th, 2017


The rubber dinghy has become the media's iconic image of migration: unseaworthy, overcrowded, carrying desperate people across dangerous stretches of water. But why are people taking these routes at all? Isn't there an …

Day 0 - Leaving

November 17th, 2017


Risky, under-the-radar journeys to Europe are nothing new, but you wouldn’t think that from all the talk of a ‘migration crisis’ in the past couple …

Migration Trail Podcast Trailer

November 16th, 2017


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